Where Te'o, Eifert stand in mocks, boards

March, 7, 2013
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Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay released their latest thoughts on April's NFL draft, with both maintaining high opinions of the former Notre Dame players expected to go near the top of the draft.

Kiper has Manti Te'o up four spots to No. 17 on his Big Board , with Tyler Eifert chasing closely behind at No. 19, down one spot from the previous week.

In his Mock Draft 3.0, meanwhile, Todd McShay has both former Irish players getting their names called on Day 1 of the draft , with Eifert going to the New York Giants at No. 19 and Te'o capping the first round at No. 32, the Baltimore Ravens' selection.

As it relates to football matters, the speed issue has been the biggest question dogging Te'o, though he has benefited from other inside linebackers' sub-par performances at the NFL scouting combine as well. Eifert, meanwhile, seemingly solidified himself as the top available tight end with his performance last week in Indianapolis.

Both Eifert and Te'o are atop their positions on Kiper's top-five rankings by position , with Stanford's Zach Ertz and Georgia's Alec Ogletree trailing each, respectively, at No. 2.

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